A-Level Drama

What will I be learning? 

You will study 3 units within the course. These will be as follows:  
Component 1:  Devising – 40%
Component 2: Text in performance – 20%
Component 3:  Theatre makers in practice (Written exam) - 40% 

How will I be assessed?

Students will be assessed through their Devised performance (acting), Scripted performance (acting), plus their written devising coursework. Additionally, they will sit a written exam, which is based on the study of 2 complete set texts and live theatre performance. 

Independent study opportunities

Students will have the opportunity to see and appreciate live theatre as part of this course. Students will be required to rehearse outside of lesson to enhance their performance ability. 

What resources do I need? 

Students will be required to wear practical clothing which doesn’t impede their ability to create and explore movement and physicality. 

Will I go on any trips?

Previous Theatre trips have included “The woman in black”, “The Curious incident of the Dog in the Night-time” and various productions at the Old Vic and the National Theatre. We have also taken A-Level trips to see local theatre at the Queen Mother Theatre, which have been equally successful. 

What careers could this lead on to? 

Arts administrator, Careers in the Media and Law, Community arts worker, Drama Therapist
Actor, Stage Manager, Higher education lecturer, Secondary school teacher

What grades do I need for this course? 

An Average Point Score of a 4 is needed. Experience of partaking in Drama and performance is recommended. Studying GCSE Drama would be an advantage, although not a set requirement